Preston North End seems to have at first sight a mission almost impossible in the match scheduled on Saturday night against those of Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup, but believe that guests will not be imposed in a manner easy to duel on Deepdale Stadium of Preston, which will begin at 19:30.
It is located in the middle of the standings in the Championship and does not seem able to engage in the struggle for a rank at least a place that will allow participation in the play-off round.
In the previous edition of the FA Cup it was eliminated in the third round, being beaten 2-0 at Peterborough on the ground.
The experienced striker Jermaine Beckford will not play in this match, is suspended, while top Eoin Doyle is uncertain because of an injury.
The defeats in the championship Everton and Manchester City both suffered away 2-1, made McClaren’s men lose little contact with leader Chelsea.
During the FA Cup last year was ended in the quarter-finals at the end of a failure at home against those of Watford, 1-2.
Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker, Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott are players that Londoners will not be able to rely in order to debut in the FA Cup.
Preston and Arsenal clashed 64 times over the years, but the most recent championship match direct dating from 1960/1961, when it was necessary Preston 2-0 at home in a season in which have yet to demote .
Tip: Arsenal to win
Odds: 1.45 at bet365